The African Queen (1951)

What an Absurd Idea

A drunk Charlie (Humphrey Bogart) mocks Rose’s (Katharine Hepburn) notion that they will successfully destroy the Louisa.

Directed by John Huston.

Released in 1951 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Missionary
  • character-type: Sailor
  • character-type: Heroine
  • character-type: Passenger
  • character-type: Anti-Hero
  • character-type: Romantic Interest
  • character-type: Drunk
  • action: Provoke
  • action: Argue
  • action: Drink
  • action: Mock
  • editors-choice: Drunken Fools
  • editors-choice: On-Screen Couples
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Classic Literature
  • secondary-genre: Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Action & Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Romance Classics
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  • mood: Witty
  • setting: River
  • setting: Boat
  • theme: Equality
  • theme: Duty
  • theme: Persistance
  • theme: Responsibility
  • actor: Humphrey Bogart
  • actor: Katharine Hepburn
  • director: John Huston
  • cinematographer: Jack Cardiff
  • editor: Ralph Kemplen
  • role-name: Charlie Allnut
  • role-name: Rose Sayer
  • screenwriter: Peter Viertel
  • screenwriter: C.S. Forester
  • screenwriter: James Agee
  • screenwriter: John Huston
  • year: 1951
  • studio: Paramount